ARE the cooler months tempting you to take the fourbie to some wet and nasty tracks?
Before you take off on an epic adventure, be sure to equip your 4x4 with some of the best new gear currently on the market.
Here are a few examples of what’s on offer.
01: GREAT WHITE LIGHT
This is one Great White you’d be happy to encounter. The light specialists have released three new long distance light bars: 3 LED, 9 LED and 21 LED. Each one features a halo light surrounding the LED, making them perfect for dusk driving. The lights feature high-powered Cree XP-L 10W LEDs, which throw an impressive volume of light – the 21 LED bar 14,158 effective lumens, the 9 LED 5655 effective lumens, and 3 LED 2011 effective lumens.
02: BREATHE EASY
Got a 2016+ Mitsubishi Pajero Sport but can’t cross rivers? Looks like you need to visit TJM for its Airtec Snorkel. The snorkel is made tough and rigid by using high-grade UV-resistant polyethylene material, as well as stainless steel components. The aesthetically pleasing snorkel flows with the contoured lines of the Pajero Sport, while installation minimises modifications to the Sport’s original components.
03: HEAVY CLUTCH
A new heavy duty clutch kit has been introduced to Xtreme Outback’s repertoire to increase its range of 70 Series options. The kit – the KTY30095-1AX upgrade for the 4.2L, 2001-2007 Toyota Land Cruiser – provides 1300kg of clamp force and is supplied with an organic friction disc, thrust bearing, alignment tool, spigot bearing and slave cylinder. The upgrade is said to offer a 58 per cent increase in clamp load.
04: POWER PLAYER
Bainbridge Technologies has released – what it calls – the ultimate power system. The CTEK D250SA and CTEK SMARTPASS 120 have been collectively designed to provide the ultimate 140A power management system that will charge, manage and control power more reliably. The two units can be used separately but the work best when combined, delivering a whopping 140A to the service batteries while you’re on the move. It’s the perfect one-two punch for your next remote getaway.
RRP: $499.43 (D250SA); $531.25 (SmartPass 120)
05: STEP UP
ARE you too short to reach the gear on your roof rack? You’re not alone, and Hayman Reese knew this, so it designed and built the Hitch Step. The easy-to-install, lightweight, aluminium step simply mounts over the tow ball and fits virtually any towbar. It’s rated to carry 120kg and has a high-grip non-slip step with a raised upper lip to stop you from breaking a leg. It’s no surprise the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) chose the Hitch Step as the most innovative new aftermarket product (accessories).